Jennifer Burch Owner, Chief Aware Bear, Blue Bear Aware FoodASC Member Since 2016 Please tell us about yourself and why you are interested in food allergies, gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, eczema, EoE and asthma. You could say that I’ve lived in the world of the atopic my whole life and it has become an integral…

Guest post by Suzy Brophy Recently, I was combing thru an old box filled with letters my daughter, Samantha, wrote to the Easter Bunny & the Rock Fairy when she was 6 or 7- years old. I recall waking up in the middle of the night (half asleep) and carefully taking the letter she had…

  Kristin Osborne Founder, The Prioritized Group and Virginia Food Allergy Advocates FoodASC Member since 2016   Please tell us about yourself and why you are interested In food allergies? I’m wife, mom, friend, and advocate. However, my name is Kristin Osborne. I am a trained disability advocate and food allergy consultant.  I am the founder…

  Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. We asked FoodASC Members how they safely celebrated Valentine’s Day and to share their favorite allergy friendly candy brands. Here are some of their answers!   To celebrate Valentine’s Day, like all the other holidays, we always focus on what our kids can have and not what they can’t.  I’m…

  Daniella Knell Founder of Smart Allergy~Friendly Education FoodASC Member since 2016 Please tell us about yourself and why you are interested in food allergies. I am a mom of two kids who live with ever changing allergies and sensitivities, which have included dairy, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish, bananas, avocados, kiwi, penicillin, dogs, cats and anaphylaxis…

Marci Komssi Founder of AllerWare FoodASC Member since 2017   Please tell us about yourself and why you are interested in food allergies. Thirteen years ago, my Ryan son was diagnosed with food allergies. Being a first time mom of twins, I was already overwhelmed and adding food allergies to my list of concerns made new…

Keith Norman Assistant Executive Chef of the South Point Hotel and Casino FoodASC Member since 2016   Please tell us about yourself and why you are interested in food allergies and sensitivities. I was raised by my grandmother, Big Ma.  As she aged, my grandmother encouraged me and my brothers to help her in the…

We asked our FoodASC members for their recommendation of allergy- friendly bars. Below is a list of 10 favorites!   Don’t Go Nuts! Gorilla power Organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free. Gorilla Power and Whitewater Chomp are favorites. Enjoy Life, Cocoa Loco Gluten- and nut-free, milk free, soy free. Coco Loc is a favorite.    …

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